Martin Marietta Berkeley Quarry, Cross Member (Eocene of the United States)

Also known as Cross Quarry, Martin Marietta Aggregates Quarry

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.3° N, 79.7° W: paleocoordinates 33.3° N, 70.6° W)

• coordinate stated in text

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Cross Member (Tupelo Bay Formation), Bartonian (41.3 - 38.0 Ma)

• NP 17

• member-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: shallow subtidal; lithified limestone

• bryozoan dominated carbonate

Size classes: macrofossils, mesofossils

Preservation: original phosphate

Collection methods: surface (float), sieve,

Primary reference: J. H. Geisler, A. E. Sanders, and Z. Luo. 2005. A new protocetid whale (Cetacea: Archaeoceti) from the late middle Eocene of South Carolina. American Museum Novitates 3480:1-65 [M. Uhen/M. Uhen/M. Uhen]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 134300: authorized by Mark Uhen, entered by Mark Uhen on 05.10.2012, edited by Marko Manojlovic

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Taxonomic list

 Sirenia - Protosirenidae
Protosirenidae indet.2 Sickenberg 1934 sirenian
  - Protocetidae
Protocetidae indet.3 Stromer 1908 whale
Carolinacetus gingerichi n. gen. n. sp. Geisler et al. 2005 whale
 Terebratulida - Cancellothyrididae
Terebratulina wilsoni n. sp.1 Cooper 1988